Georgia flag information
Description flag of Georgia
white rectangle, in its central portion a red cross connecting all four sides of the flag; in each of the four corners is a small red bolnur-katskhuri cross; the five-cross flag appears to date back to the 14th century
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Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
Georgian(s) (noun) Sak'art'velo (adjective)
Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%
Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia
4,630,841 ranked 118, (data 2008)
strategically located east of the Black Sea; Georgia controls much of the Caucasus Mountains and the routes through them. The lowest point is Black Sea 0 m.
Coastline 310 km.
1,461km, Armenia 164 km, Azerbaijan 322 km, Russia 723 km, Turkey 252 km.
9 regions (mkharebi, singular - mkhare), 1 city (k'alak'i), and 2 autonomous republics (avtomnoy respubliki, singular - avtom respublika)
regions: Guria, Imereti, Kakheti, Kvemo Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Shida Kartli; city: Tbilisi; autonomous republics: Abkhazia or Ap'khazet'is Avtonomiuri Respublika (Sokhumi), Ajaria or Acharis Avtonomiuri Respublika (Bat'umi)
the administrative centers of the two autonomous republics are shown in parentheses
9 April 1991 (from Soviet Union)